I am Colette von, owner and creator of LA UP Art Installation & Curation. I would love to get to know you and your project to see if we are a great fit together!
I am personal, professional, consistent, and I specialize in design layout, curation and Earthquake-safe installation. I do quality control checks of existing hardware and wiring, and replace any damaged or corroded hardware to ensure safety and damage prevention, which many professionals these days tend to overlook. As an artist myself, I understand the personal and financial relationships we have with our pieces, and am dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of safety for the art and space it resides. I offer furniture and room layout consulting as well. I’ve found throughout my many years of installing that a few tweaks can make a huge difference in function within our experiences and enjoyment of our spaces.
FOR ART CURATION, HANDLING, PREPARATION, HANGING, & INSTALLATION:
I have more than ten years of applicable experience in art handling, installation, layout design, curation, preparation, and production.
As lead contractor and owner of LA UP, I provide installation services for galleries, museums, corporate clients, offices, and private residences- including those with special installation needs, such as non-wall damaging installations.
I curate and install monthly rotations in various establishments throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Additionally, I provide curation and installation services to clients in their homes either as new residents to the space, to consult and install new acquisitions, or refresh a collection inside their home. I represent many artists, and can introduce clients to work reflecting their style or space design. If my artists don’t fit a space, I assist my clients in finding work that completes the look and feel of the room.
I am versed in many varieties of installation, and can install in any material or surface, including ceilings, concrete, wood, brick, fabric, steel, drywall, lathe/plaster etc. I have created many non-damaging installation systems and can provide wall-safe consultation and installation. I use these methods in a number of spaces in Los Angeles.
As the HAUS Director and Curator at ONE ONE SIX TWO Gallery in Echo Park, I curated and installed every show, and hosted 40+ exhibitions and 25+ pop-ups which allowed me to present more than 800 individual (local to international) artists in under two years.
I have hung thousands of pieces ranging from loose-papers, canvases and frames to wooden panels, tapestries, mirrors, rugs, skateboards, neon signs, sculptures, shelving, projectors, records, and beyond. I have designed and installed mounts, shelving, and assembled numerous amounts of furniture as well. I have even installed a dismantled wooden headboard weighing over 85lbs. onto drywall, and strung up a motorcycle using 2 chain cables on support beams for an installation.
I love creative presentation, so not only can I hang your piece(s), I can consult with you in the best way to do so to include your personality and aesthetic in the process.
As a professional art handler, I have installed everything from technical grid frames to glass paintings in free-floating windows on a 20-ft ladder.
I am highly capable, and can complete tasks both big and small. So, what can I help you with?
We are taking extra precautions during this time to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. All art installers have received full vaccinations.
All installations are done with the utmost care in sterilization, sanitation, personal barriers, and distancing. Clients will hear specific details about our steps of safety in the client brief. We are taking the pandemic very seriously, and are continuing to offer high-quality care of the well-being of clients, their spaces, and their artworks.